Sunday, July 19, 2009

Let's get shabby

Shabby Chic Challenge #1
The long awaited first challenge!!
It's an INSPIRATIONAL challenge.
Soooooo glean from it what you love and present in a wonderful creation!
You MUST tell us what inspired your creation!!

How beautiful is this image that Let's get Shabby has provided for its 1st chall. So...I took the challenge & this is what I came up with...
I got inspiration from the pic straight away, the colours got me first - soft, tinted colour, those gorgeous fans & the ladies with their eyes peaking over the top & knew I had the perfect picture to use on a LO. I love the elegance of their dresses & hats, everything about them is beautiful. So...i used the soft colours of tans, pink & green & some darker brown & different textures to lift it a bit, the round CI lace paper is similar to those gorgeous fans & picture of my DD (covered with vellum to soften it) is just about my very favourite photo I have of her. I took this pic when we had just move into our house after Reno's, she was leaning on the new deck railing & I said smile & clicked this photo, its just so her -smiling & beautiful. The title 'you are so beautiful to me' seemed to sum it up.

Love that Basic Grey pp & the tiny little Scrapware chippie bird. Oh & that green vine ribbon matched perfectly on the bird cage.

I didn't have the right coloured alphas in the font I wanted to use so I painted them!! I used the Rainboots puffy letters, they were Yellow (daisy), I gesso'd them & dry brushed pink over the top to match. I'm really happy with how they turned out, I didn't know if the paint would take.
OOOhhh...we all love flowers!! I added a few different types with button centres & some heart top pins. I really enjoyed scrappin this LO so thanks Shabby for a great chall!!


Julie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the ribbon twisted around the bird cage image. Thanks ever so much for playing along with us at Shabby.

Jenneke said...

LOVE the way you soften the photo and painted the alphas!! What GREAT ideas!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Brigitte G. said...

wowww !! i looooooved your LO that i've seen at SWV but now... looking at the 'Why' you did it, i can understand and you interpreted it soooo well !!

mandysea said...

this is stunning! Love the birdcage encased by the leaves...looks almost fairy-tale-ish! Beautiful arrangement of flowers and that muted pic is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

phillipa said...

Just gorgeous Kye! You are really doing some beautiful work.xx

Chimene said...

Wow! So beautiful!!!!!
Love the gorgeous flowers, soft photo and all the details!

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)


Maria said...

What a lovely layout. Love the details.
Maria K.